• Inga Leonova

    Editor-in-Chief at The Wheel Journal

    Inga Leonova is a practicing architect, writer, and educator. She is editor-in-chief of The Wheel, a quarterly journal of Orthodoxy and culture. She taught a course on Monotheism, Culture, and Sacred Space at the Boston Architectural College, and serves as a thesis advisor at the New England School of Art and Design. She is the author of several publications on Orthodoxy and cultural issues, including liturgical architecture and ecology.

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Public Life

Greater Love Has No One than This: To Lay Down One’s Life for One’s Friends

On Friday, February 16, 2024, Russian Penitentiary Service (FSIN) that is responsible for the thriving GULAG system informed the world that Russia’s “Prisoner no. 1,” Alexey Navalny, collapsed during the daily walk in the camp and died shortly thereafter. While everyone who cared about Navalny had feared for his life every day since January 17,...
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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Conflict

Strike the Jew

Once again, following violence against Jews, Jewish schools, synagogues, cultural centers around the world have gone on high alert, because any local violence against Jews is perceived as a rallying cry elsewhere. The context is an astonishing global surge in antisemitism. Following the attack on Is... Read more.
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Religion and Conflict

By Silence God is Betrayed…Again

On May 11th, 2023, Moscow priest John Koval was defrocked by the ecclesiastical court after being suspended by Patriarch Kirill in February of the same year. His offense was replacing the word “victory” with “peace” in the “Prayer for Holy Rus'” mandated by the Pa... Read more.
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Documents, Gender and Sexuality, Religion and the Academy

Freedom from FearResponse to the Statement of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18) In our inaugural editorial in 2015, we stated: “The Wheel is a journal for the intelligent and constructive articulation of the Chr... Read more.
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Gender and Sexuality

The Paradigm of Compassionate Denial

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски To a casual reader of social media, it may appear that the culture war battles in the Orthodox circles around human sexuality have finally ceased, especially compared to the raging 2010s. I think... Read more.
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Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

Deafening Silence

Three years ago, a scandal broke out. An outspoken white supremacist by the name of Matthew Heimbach was received into the Orthodox Church on Lazarus Saturday. A few days later, on Bright Monday, Heimbach and his cohorts from the Traditionalist Youth Network (a white supremacist group affiliating it... Read more.
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